Cheap Thrill: COS’s Wide-Leg Pants

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Every Monday at the Cut, we're highlighting one great purchase that won't eat up your whole paycheck. If you're looking for something to splurge on instead, check back every Friday for one great purchase that's absolutely worth eating ramen noodles for the rest of eternity. 

If you couldn't stop dreaming about the wide-leg pants at Rosie Assoulin, you're not alone. The wide-leg, low-slung pants reference Aaliyah in the '90s, or maybe Gwen Stefani — but with a modern update in texture. These pants from COS are made from a slightly iridescent technical fabric with a smooth, featherlight feel. They sit at or below your hips and flare out toward the hem with a slight drop-crotch and an elasticated waistband so that you can tuck a thermal inside or wear with an oversize sweater on top. And they don't need much in the way of accessories — just pair them with one of your favorite basics.

Cos Wide-Leg Technical Trousers, $135 at COS.